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  • Submarine H.L. Hunley’s Hull Is Slowly Becoming Visible
    By Scott C. Boyd
    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – Researchers are finally getting to see the actual hull surface of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley as conservators systematically and very carefully remove concretion that accumulated during the 136 years the vessel spent underwater before it was recovered in 2000.

  • Society Buys Rare 1860 New York Wide Awakes Banner
    By Bill Bleyer
    MATTITUCK, N.Y. — A furled silk banner discovered in the attic of a Long Island store has given the Southold Historic Society a link to the 1860 election of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War that resulted.


  • Fundraising Begins To Conserve Two 1st Delaware Flag
    WILMINGTON, Del. — The Delaware Historical Society recently launched a crowdfunding and general campaign to raise $30,000 for professional conservation of two iconic objects of Delaware’s heritage: the regimental and U.S. flags carried by the 1st Delaware Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.



Civil War News is a current events monthly newspaper published by Kathryn Jorgensen. She and her late husband Peter were community newspaper publishers,
collectors and history buffs. The newspaper was founded in 1974 by
Michael A. Cavanaugh as The Civil War Book Exchange.

Civil War News publishes:

  • More than 600 coming event listings a year
  • Extensive coverage of preservation efforts and threats at sites across the country
  • In-depth reviews of more than 200 Civil War books a year
  • A monthly guest Preservation News editorial page column
  • Regular columns on firearms by Joe Bilby, images by Ron Coddington and Civil War Round Tables by Matthew Borowick,medical by Jim Schmidt. We're happy to announce a new column by The Watchdog
  • Photo coverage of reenactments
  • Special sections with new year's coming events and unit & group recruiting ads in January, information about groups doing preservation fundraising in April, Gettysburg in July and Civil War books in November.
  • AND news, photos, features, letters, researcher's needs and display and classified ads